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Tanya Huff

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Tanya Huff was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating high school, she served in the Canadian Naval Reserve as a cook from 1975 to 1979. She received a B.A.A. in radio and television arts from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. After graduating college, she worked at Bakka, Canada's näytä lisää oldest SF and fantasy book store, from 1985 to 1992. She is the author of more than 20 books including Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, and Blood Debt. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Blood Price (1991) 1,800 kappaletta
Summon the Keeper (1998) 1,488 kappaletta
Blood Trail (1992) 1,403 kappaletta
Blood Lines (1993) 1,268 kappaletta
Blood Pact (1993) 1,189 kappaletta
Blood Debt (1997) 1,130 kappaletta
The Second Summoning (2001) 1,117 kappaletta
Smoke and Shadows (2004) 1,098 kappaletta
Sing the Four Quarters (1994) 1,062 kappaletta
The Enchantment Emporium (2009) 1,040 kappaletta
Valor's Choice (2000) 992 kappaletta
Long Hot Summoning (2003) 935 kappaletta
Smoke and Mirrors (2005) 838 kappaletta
Fifth Quarter (1995) 818 kappaletta
The Heart of Valor (2007) 790 kappaletta
The Better Part of Valor (2002) 771 kappaletta
Smoke and Ashes (2006) 729 kappaletta
Wizard of the Grove (1999) 724 kappaletta
Valor's Trial (2008) 697 kappaletta
No Quarter (2006) 692 kappaletta
The Quartered Sea (1999) 640 kappaletta
The Fire's Stone (1990) 595 kappaletta
The Truth of Valor (2010) 508 kappaletta
A Confederation of Valor (2006) 466 kappaletta
The Wild Ways (2011) 441 kappaletta
The Silvered (2012) 411 kappaletta
Of Darkness, Light, and Fire (2001) 410 kappaletta
Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light (1989) 372 kappaletta
An Ancient Peace (2015) 327 kappaletta
Child of the Grove (1988) 301 kappaletta
Blood Bank (2006) 301 kappaletta
The Last Wizard (1989) 277 kappaletta
The Future Falls (2014) 266 kappaletta
The Quarters Novels: Volume I (2007) 233 kappaletta
Scholar of Decay (1995) 191 kappaletta
A Peace Divided (2017) 187 kappaletta
What Ho, Magic! (1999) 186 kappaletta
Stealing Magic (1999) 176 kappaletta
The Quarters Novels: Volume II (2007) 166 kappaletta
The Privilege of Peace (2018) 146 kappaletta
Relative Magic (2003) 143 kappaletta
Women of War (2005) — Toimittaja — 133 kappaletta
Into the Broken Lands (2022) 106 kappaletta
The Complete Keeper Chronicles (2012) 60 kappaletta
February Thaw (2011) 55 kappaletta
Finding Magic (2007) 51 kappaletta
He Said, Sidhe Said (2013) 46 kappaletta
The Complete Smoke Trilogy (2006) 36 kappaletta
Blood Shot (2020) 26 kappaletta
Three Quarters (2016) 25 kappaletta
The Shorter Parts of Valor (2022) 12 kappaletta
Blood Banked (2021) 9 kappaletta
The Blood Books (3 Volume Set) (2006) 7 kappaletta
You Do What You Do 3 kappaletta
The Wild Side 2 kappaletta
The Demon's Den [short story] (1997) 2 kappaletta
Live On [short story] (2008) 2 kappaletta
Brock [short story] (2003) 1 kappale
We Two May Meet 1 kappale
See Me 1 kappale
Songs Sung Red 1 kappale

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Urban fantasy, retarded ("simple") woman, Name that Book (tammikuu 2013)

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I found this collection of short stories because Tanya Huff tweeted an extract from one of them. I don't know how I missed it coming out back in September but as soon as I knew it was there, I had to have a copy. It's been four years since I read 'The Privilege Of Peace', the eighth book in this series, and I've missed Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr, a woman who makes war real and peace a hard-won better option. I told myself that I'd read a story a day up to Christmas, and then I gulped the whole thing down in twenty-four hours.

The first story, 'Not That Kind Of War' starts before 'Valor's Choice' the first book in the series and showed me the kind of warfare that helped shape Torin into the pragmatic, quick thinking, Marine Sargeant who held her ground in 'Valor's Choice.' 'Not That Kind Of War' was a simple but vivid story, bringing to life the endless conflict the Confederation are locked into and demonstrating that there's no room for warrior heroes, at least, not ones who live through the fight. The story plunged me right back into the Valor-verse. There's a line that Torin only allows herself to use in her head but which sets the tone for a lot of this series:

"What if they held a war and nobody died... Never going to happen."

The second story, 'You Do What You Do' is a remarkable short that amplified the nature of the war. Torin isn't in it but it reminded me of one of her thoughts in 'Not That Kind Of War' when she reflected that the decades-long war that they were fighting had no single defining ideology and thinks to herself

"But perhaps a war without one single defining ideology was exactly the kind of war that needed an infinite number of defining moments."

'You Do What You Do' is all about one of those defining moments. In it, Tanya Huff again demonstrates her gift for making the combat and the technology as real as the sacrifices that Heavy Gunner Deena Harmin makes. Deena is one of 'The One In Four' humans who can handle having their bodies augmented so that they can wear a powered armour carapace that amplifies her strength and allows her to carry and fire heavy weapons. The story answers a question that civilians ask about Heavy Gunners and perhaps about marines heading to war zones: "Who Would Do That To Themselves?" Tanya Huff's answer: Those who can. Those who dare. Those who know the cost and choose to pay it if they must.

'First In' is another story of a Marine Recon team dealing with the unexpected and having to decide whether 'Go in. Look around. Come Back' needs to become 'Do something you're not equipped to do because it needs to be done'. It's strong, clever military SF and, as always in these stories, it's the casualties that help to make it real.

'To Dust We Shall Return' is my favourite story in the collection. It's a story that turns out to be quite different from a 'normal' Marine Recon mission. The ending is horrifying and credible. The choice that Torin Kerr makes at the end told me a great deal about who she is and what she was willing to sacrifice.

Tanya Huff described 'To Dust We Shall Return' as having a The Lady Or The Tiger' kind of ending, so now I have to go read Stockton's short story.

'Long Time Passing', the final story, was written for this collection and takes place after the events in 'The Privilege Of Peace'. I'm not sure how much sense this would make to someone who hadn't read the other books but it worked for me and left me hungry for more. Even though it starts with a lot of scientists getting killed, this story is set in peacetime and the dynamic is quite different. By this point in theories, Torin Kerr is different. She's a Warden now, keeping the peace for everyone, not fighting battles for the Elder races and it changes the tone of the story. The basic idea behind the story is a clever one and makes for a classic Science Fiction story. Of course, I'd have liked it to have gone on to be a full novel... Still, I can hope.
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MikeFinnFiction | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 15, 2024 |
I've liked Tanya Huff sci fi but never really connected with the characters in this one. Meh.
 
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majkia | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 14, 2024 |
Similar to the first one, nice fluffy SF with cool and scaringly competent heroine.
 
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zjakkelien | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2024 |
Read this some time ago and don't remember everything, just that I liked Torin better as a sergeant.
 
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zjakkelien | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2024 |

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